Trevor Schaefer was born on October 19, 1989 in San Diego, California. He moved to McCall, Idaho when he was six years old. Trevor lived with his parents on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho until he was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2002. At that time he and his mother moved to Boise, Idaho where he underwent an eight hour surgery to remove a golf ball size tumor from the base of his brain. Post surgery Trevor endured 6 weeks of radiation treatment followed by 14 months of chemotherapy. In September of 2007 Trevor helped organize the first childhood cancer awareness walk in Idaho. In 2009 Trevor co-founded Trevor’s Trek Foundation to create childhood cancer awareness and support finding the causation and prevention of childhood cancer. Trevor was instrumental in starting the ‘Kids for Wish Kids’ program with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho as well as the inspiration behind Trevor’s Law, cancer cluster legislation that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2016. Trevor has also co-authored a book entitled “The Boy on the Lake” which chronicles his life, battle with cancer and journey to the introduction of Trevor’s Law. Trevor also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tug McGraw Foundation and is passionate about helping to create a safer, healthier future for our children and bringing an end to the reign of this bully we call cancer.
Learn more about Trevor’s fight and Trevor’s Law at www.trevorstrek.org